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Clean Pipes Naturally

Posted by Kimberly Shane on 6/13/17 6:30 AM

Clean Pipes Naturally

“Now those are some good-looking pipes,” said no one ever… unless maybe you are a plumber. But don’t we all want some good looking pipes? If for no other reason than so you don’t have to wait several minutes for your sink to drain! Traditional drain and pipe cleaners contain harsh chemicals, which I’m sure you could guess. How else, is it supposed to blast through the grime and hair build up in your shower drain?! The bad news is that those effective chemicals are not only dangerous but can corrode your pipes in the long run. 

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Topics: Maintenance, Home Maintenance, home improvement, house cleaning

Spring Maintenance You Should Do

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 3/30/17 7:00 PM

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year – is it yours? Okay, maybe I can do without the list of chores that rack up! Last week we discussed how to space out those must-do spring-cleaning tasks (like cleaning furniture and organizing your closets, which you can read more about here).

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Topics: Spring, Maintenance, Home Maintenance, spring cleaning

Fridge Coil Cleaning How-To

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 1/25/17 8:00 PM

We know it’s dark and dusty – but don’t be afraid. Those coils are no force to be reckoned with - cleaning your fridge coils every six months to a year helps your appliance cool more efficiently!

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Topics: Maintenance, Cleaning, how-to, appliance, fridge, refridgerator, coil

If a Tree Falls on a Property Line…

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 1/5/17 6:30 PM

If a tree falls on a property line, and there’s no one around to hear it… who’s insurance company pays? According to Ann Cochran with houselogic.com, it depends.

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Topics: Home, Maintenance, Home Maintenance, insurance, trees, home owners insurance

Unclog Your Sink (Without Chemicals)

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 12/28/16 4:31 PM

Whether in showers or in kitchen sinks, clogs happen and they’re usually the most anger-inspiring events of our day.

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Topics: DIY, Maintenance, Home Maintenance, sink, how-to, fix, recipe, clog

7 Things for Fall Prep

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/7/16 7:45 PM

Preparing for fall might be a mystery to some new homeowners, but that's okay. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your home for fall and the winter that will inevitably follow!
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Topics: Home, Maintenance, fall, Fall Prep, Home Maintenance, preparedness, prepping

ROI Fall Projects

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 11/3/16 8:30 PM

It’s easy to slack off home improvement projects in the fall and winter. Ramp up your home improvement projects with getting the most ROI – Brie Dyas’s Trulia blog talks about just that. 

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Topics: DIY, Renovate, Maintenance, fall, Home Maintenance, Roofing, Roof, door, reno, roi, season, renovation, exterior, painting, projects, upgrade

Tools of a Homeowner

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/29/16 7:30 PM

You may not be the handiest tool in the shed… but as a homeowner, you literally will need some tools in your shed.

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Topics: Home, Homeowners, Maintenance, Home Maintenance, homeownership, tools

Helpful Household Hacks

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 9/14/16 7:30 PM

There are dozens of horribly annoying things that can happen around your house that require special attention – doors that stick, hinges that squeak, and so on. Houselogic’s Elizabeth Lilly has curated a long list of DIY hacks for helping deal with some of these nuisances.

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Topics: Maintenance, Home Maintenance, hacks

Home Maintenance Budgeting

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 8/18/16 7:30 PM

As a new homeowner, you may not be abreast of all you need to know about maintaining your home – least of all how to budget for it.

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Topics: Home, Spring, Summer, Maintenance, fall, Fall Prep, Home Maintenance, Winter, home improvement, budget, budgeting, winterization

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